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AR50468: Innovative structural materials: past, present and future

[Page last updated: 15 October 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
Further information on credits Credits: 10      [equivalent to 20 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 200
Further information on unit levels Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Academic Year
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 100%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework (CW 100%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Synopsis: Advance your knowledge of innovative structural materials used in the construction industry. Develop your awareness and enthusiasm for materials and techniques that are at the forefront of modern construction or may be adopted for future construction.
Intended Learning Outcomes: Prioritise solutions using sustainable materials in a modern building context.

Specify the use of advanced materials and technologies to improve the built environment.

Apply solutions to particular problems of material incompatibility and degradation.

Evaluate the use of novel materials such as nanomaterials and multifunctional materials in modern construction.
Content: This unit will cover a range of subjects derived from, but not limited to, the complementary topics described below:
  • Materials and the environment;
  • Compatibility of materials;
  • Nanomaterials;
  • New and emerging materials.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

AR50468 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering
  • TEAR-AFM31 : MSc Civil Engineering: Innovative Structural Materials